From Roanoke. Graduated from Hampton Institute before the war. Served inthe Army
Air Forces. Killed at age 24 in a midair collision with another planeover Selfridge,
Mich. Survived by his mother, Cordelia Williams; sisters,Virginia W. Kent and Geraldine
W. Twitty; brothers, Harold and James. Buriedat Williams Memorial Park in Roanoke.
His younger brother, Eugene Williams,pledged to follow his brother into the military
and "complete his mission."Eugene Williams later died in a plane crash in 1949 during
the Berlin Airlift.
-- Submitted by a friend of the family, Sallye Coleman of Roanoke
Lt. Williams received his air wings in Class 43-G-SE at Moton Field in Tuskegee,
Alabama on July 28, 1943. He was killed later that year in a mid-air collision with
another Tuskegee Airman, Lt. William Walker of Suffolk, Virginia while training at
Selfridge Field in Michigan. The date was November 1, 1943, the day before I was